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Inula royleana - C.B.Clarke.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Scrub and grassy clearings in forests, 2100 - 4000 metres[187]. Exposed dry slopes, 3100 - 3600 metres in Kashmir[145].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas from Pakistan to Kashmir.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Inula royleana


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Inula royleana is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower from August to October, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Disinfectant  Parasiticide

The plant is disinfectant[240]. It is also considered to be poisonous[240]. The root has been used to adulterate the roots of Saussurea lappa[240]. It contains 3% of an alkaloid that produces a fall in blood pressure and stimulates tone and peristaltic movements in the intestines[240].

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Other Uses

Disinfectant  Insecticide  Parasiticide

Used as a parasiticide[145]. The plant is insecticidal[240].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in a sunny position in ordinary garden soil[1]. Requires a moist well-drained soil in sun or partial shade[187]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. This species is hardy to about -20°c[187]. Plants take some years to become fully established[233].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn[111].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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